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LENOX TIME TABLE* LENOX IOWA By Edwar Packard © Charles Curtla Death of Charles Curtis, Former Vice President OHARLES CUUTIS, former Vice *-" President of the United States and before that representative and senator from Knnsns, died suddenly of heart disease at the Washington home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. G n n n. He was seventy-six years old, and was the first man of Indian blood ever to preside over the senate. He was one- quarter Kaw Indian, his grandmother having been Princess Julie of thnt tribe who married a French voyngeur. In his boyhood Curtis was a jockey, and later a reporter. Having studied law, he became a prosecutor at the age of twenty-four In Shawnee county, Kansas, and wns elected to congress In 1892. He was made senator In 1907, was defeated In 1912, and two years later was again elected senator. He was elected Vice President on the ticket headed by Herbert Hoover, and was re- nominated for that position In 1932. Mr. Curtis was greatly liked by his associates In Washington and his death caused genuine grief. President Roosevelt said: "I am deeply distressed to learn of the sudden passing of my oM friend, Charles Curtis. Whether they knew him as a senator, as the Vice President of the United States, or as the man he was In his own right, his legion of friends will remember him, always affectionately, and will mourn his passing." Vice President Garner said: "I was always fond of him. 1 was associated with him in the bouse and senate. He was a fine man and a good friend." Funeral services for Mr. Curtis and the Interment were In Topeka, Kan. New Farm Bill Pushed for Early Adjournment L EAT>BRS in congress hope for an early adjournment, by May 1 at the latest, and therefore they pushed the new farm bill forward, trying to get It through both houses by the end of of the week. In their desire to get awny from the Capital, they already hod decided to let the proposed permanent neutrality legislation go by the board. The farm bill as rewritten by the senate agriculture committee Is based on the soil erosion prevention scheme. Some Democrats Joined with many Republicans in opposing the measure, one of them being Senator Walsh of Massachusetts. In a statement Issued to the press he declared It was a "dangerous" bill conferring "autocratic and blanket authority" on the secretary of agriculture. He said the measure was "neither valid In law nor valid In economics." Chairman Doughton of the house ways and means committee sold he expected definite word from the White House or treasury soon on the amount and kind of taxes that might be proposed to finance the new farm program. Speaker Byrns said he could see no reason why the tax measure should not emerge from the committee by the end of February. He and Douglas Insisted they had DO advance Information on what the administration might propose. Many congressmen who are usually well Informed said they looked for a recommendation for levies to raise more than $500,000,000, perhaps through excise taxes. Long Newspaper Tax Is Held Unconstitutional O NOE again the Supreme court of the United States comes to the rescue of a free press. Unanimously the nine justices ruled that the Louisiana law Imposing a punitive tax on the advertising of the principal newspapers of that state is unconstitutional. The law was passed by a legislature controlled by the late Senator Huey Long. The court said of it: "It Is bad because, In the light of Its history and of its present setting, It Is seen to be a deliberate and calculated device In the guise of a tax to limit the circulation of information to which the public is entitled in virtue of tlie constitutional guarantee. "A free press stands as one of the great Interpreters between the government and the people. To allow It to be fettered Is to fetter ourselves. "In view of the persistent search for new subjects of taxation, it Is not without significance that, with the single exception of the Louisiana statute, so far as we can discover, no state during the 150 years of our national existence has undertaken to Impose a tax like that now In question. "The form In which the tax Is Imposed Is In itself suspicious. It Is not measured or limited by the volume of advertisements. It Is measured aloue by the extent of the circulation of the publication in which the advertisements are carried, with the plain purpose of penalizing the publishers and curtailing the circulation of a selected group of newspapers." Raskob Sued for Alleged Income Tax Deficiency A CTION against John J. Raskob, former chairman of the Democratic national committee when Al Smith was the Presidential nominee, and who Is now president of the American Liberty league has been begun by the government for an alleged deficiency of 11,026,340 on his 1020 Income taxes. The claim was filed in an amendment to the petition recently filed against Pierre 8. du Pont two days before Al Smith In Washington had bitterly assailed the New Peal, In the petition, which Ras- bbbWescrJbed as "New Peal persecution," 'Mr. du Pont was alleged to nave understated his 1929 Income &y $2,897,832 and an additional tax of 1617,316 was asked. In the amended petition accusing Mr. Raskob, it was alleged that he und tue industrialist engaged in "fictitious" pales of securities, one to the other, to a total of.^bout ISO.OOO.OOO for r purpose of showing losses, Michigan Party Chief Convicted of Fraud E LMER B. O'HARA, Democratic state chairman of Michigan and former clerk of Wayne county, which Includes Detroit; State Senator A. J. Wilkow- skl and 16 others of lesser prominence were convicted in Detroit of having attempted to steal the 1934 election. Eight defendants In the recount case, which had been on trial for nearly 12 weeks, were acquit- Elm erB.O-Hara had pleaded guilty, thus bringing to 20 the number facing sentence for their part In the vote recount conspiracy. For O'Hara the verdict came as the culmination of a series of calamities in a brief political career. Last November a jury In Macomb county, adjacent to Wayne, found him guilty of bribery in a drainage transaction in connection with real estate deals he had made before 1032, when he entered politics and was elected Wayne county clerk. He awaits sentence under that conviction. After conviction he was removed from office. In the recount case O'Hara was found guilty on three counts, permitting others to alter ballots, conspiring to permit others to alter ballots, and conspiring to permit others to conduct the recount in an unlawful manner and change the result of the November, 1934, election by putting Democrats In office Instead of the Republicans elected. J. J. Raskob Rigid Policy Announced on FHA Mortgages H OUSEHOLDERS defaulting on government-guaranteed renovation and mortgage notes will be no more gently treated by the Fed eral Housing administration than are tax delinquents by the Treasury department. Stewart McDonald. FHA administrator, says there has been a general misunderstanding of this matter, and so he enunciate* this policy: "When a borrower under th« modernization credit plan defaults on • loan, the lending Institution files claim vfith the housing administration for the Insurance on the loan. Tbe matter of Collecting the defaulted obligation then Is turned orer to the Federal Housing administration. "In snch cases It will be the policy of the Federal Housing administration to be Just as rigid as the Treasury department In the collection of taxes. The collection machinery Is well organized and, while every reasonable consideration will be given to borrowers In default, the public must not get the Impression that the housing administration will be las In performing its duty. "There Is no reason to assume that borrowers In default will be treated like tax evaders, but rather along the same lines as an Individual who Is In default of tax payments." National Topics Interpreted by William Bruckart National Press Building Wiinhlngton, 0. C. Senator Borah Formally Enters Nomination Race W ILLIAM E. BORAH, the liberal Republican senator from Idaho, Is now a full-fledged candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination. He formally put himself In the running by announcing that he would enter the primaries in Ohio to be held May 12. That state requires that the candidate shall declare himself in writing, and this Mr. Borah . said he would do. Senator Borah Th(J 8enator . g statement follows: "After a thorough survey of the Ohio situation I am convinced that the people of that state should be glren an opportunity to express their choice In the Presidential primary of May 12. Under the so- called 'favorite son' plan this privilege Is denied them. "To obtain an expression of popular will It is my Intention to place at least eight candidates or delegates at large In the field. "I shall make .a number of speeches In Ohio and present the Issues as I see them." It Is understood by his friends that the senator will make a contest for delegates In almost every state having a preference primary. He says the G. 0. P. conventions have been dominated by the old conservative leaders through the operation o f the "favorite son" scheme and this control he Intends to destroy If possible. It Is his opinion that only a liberal Republican can defeat President Roosevelt next fall, and few will deny that he Is the outstanding liberal in his party. Liberty League Hits at Share-Wealth Schemes A MEEICAN LIBERTY LEAGUE ** has Issued a document concerning plans for sharing the national wealth, calling them "not only Impractical but utterly Impossible." Reminding that wealth Is not money, but land, buildings, Industry, railways, raw materials, manufactured goods and metals, the league said the most feasible method of dividing it equally among all the people would be for the government to Issue securities against all property and then to take over Its management. Actual division of wealth might "give 'a city apartment dweller an unwelcome pig or sheep," the statement added, while the farmer might receive on equally unwelcome piece of urban property. Division alsn would destroy wealth, the league argued, because separate units of Income-producing wealth "would have no value." Market for Farms Is Materially Better '"pHE farm credit administration, •»• In a report for 1935 of operations of federal land banks, said the market for farms Improved vastly last year with the land banks dls-" posing of 73 per cent more farms than In 1934. The hanks sold 8,423 farms during the year. The gain over 1933 sales amounted to 104 per cent. Both the price per acre and the proportion of the Investment recovered were appreciably higher than in the preceding year, said Albert S. GOES, land bank commissioner, In Issuing the report Mrs. Huey Long Takes Husband's Senate Seat M RS. HUEY P. LONG, widow of the slain senator from Louisiana, took her seat in the senate to complete Huey's unfinished term, becoming the second woman member of the upper house. After eleven months she will be succeeded by Allen Allender, speaker of the Louisiana house of representatives, who was nominated for the regular term. Mrs. Long, middle aged and comely, said: "In my mind I have a hazy Idea about the things I want to do, but I am not yet ready to announce them. I want to take my seat In the senate and got right to work— I'll need a lot of luck." Great Britain Rushes Rearmament Program TF THERE must be another war In •I Europe, Great Britain proposes to be In readiness. The government Is hurrying up its rearmament program, which will be financed by n loan of probably about $2,000,000,000. Plans for the expansion and modernization of the army, navy and air force will be submitted to parliament early In March, and It Is said will include mechanization of the entire army, impetus to the work was given by the latest statement attributed to Mussolini that the Italo-Ethloplan war "may yet be a world-wide disaster." Vandenberg Doubts Value of Florida Canal S RNATOR VANDENBERG of Michigan has grave doubts of the economic necessity or value of the ship canal that • Is being dug across central Florida, and offered in the senate commerce committee a resolution for Investigation by a special committee. In support o'f his move he produced letters from II companies operating steamships saying they would not use the canal even if no tolls were charged. They asserted the expense of employing canal pilots added to the risk of damage to ships would offset sav ing In navigation cost a. Washington. — Five Important •tones In tin- Now heal recovery jm.-h Have been New Farm t or n from their Legislation moorings now nnd. from ull of the comments I hnve been ahli to pick np, It appears thnt the gimernl Mttintlon has been clarified thereby. Two of the major New Deal Items —the NRA and the AAA—have >een tossed overbonrd by the Supreme court of the United States and congress, nt the request of the President, now has thrown three others Into the Ilmbo of unnecessary things by repealing the legislation for control of cotton, tobacco and potatoes. Those three with their parent, the Agricultural Adjustment act, represented all that wns basic In the New Deal farm program. The Importance of the President's act In requesting repeal .of the three compulsory crop-control laws cannot be minimized. Mr. Roosevelt recognized, when the AAA was Invalidated, thnt the other three crop- control laws would be of no further nse because they were predicated upon the national law. He recognized further that to remain adamant would be only to permit delay In Invalidation of those three laws because the> were all hearted for an a'dverse dwtslon by the Supreme conrt anyway. In seeking their repeal, therefore. Mr. Roosevelt simply took time by the forelock and girded his armor for n fresh start on farm relief legislation. Where or In what form the new farm legislation will finally emerge, none can foretell. The htiuse nnd senate will pass some kind of legls- latlon to supplant the Inws Invalidated by the court or repealed by congress. Necessarily, this new farm legislation will he of a stopgap character and I don't believe that any of Its ardent supporters can tell you exactly what the result will be in so far as Its effect upon agriculture is concerned. As far as the compromises have been worked out. It appears that some of the leaders are willing again to enact legislation dlrecte'd at crop-control In a semi-compulsory manner. If that Is forthcoming, the new law actually will be nothing more than a thinly disguised attempt to circumvent the prohibitions laid down In the Supreme court opinion holding the AAA unconstitutional. In any event, the tragedy In the situation appears to me to be the absence of clear thinking, or else the circumstances we see represent political cowardice of the worst type. It is to be remembered thnt In this session of conjrrosa more than any other since President Roosevelt took office, there exist n greater number of blocs: cross currents of opinion; partisan Jealousy. A great deal of It is in opposition to brain trust policies sponsored by the New Deal but for political reasons the Individuals who oppose these things dare not openly show their disapproval of Presidential policies as such. Thus, n consensus has arisen among Washington observers that roprespntntlvfis and senators concerned with directing enactment of new farm legislation are likely to mess up the situation rather than come forth with a definite and workable proposition. • • * The situation at the White Housp and In congress In connection with agricultural poll- Partisan cles probably Is Politics Rule tne nes t Illustration In a definite, tangible form, of how many Important federal policies are being dealt with In a partisan political way rather than, as they should he. In a scientific manner with partisan politics In the background. I need not recall how many pieces of legislation have been put through congress bearing a New Deal tae of "must." Of course, Mr. Roosevelt cannot he blamed entirely for Issuing orders when congress Is wllllnp to obey. It is a fact, nevertheless, that time after time and with r>fr erence to the major New Deal experiments, the legislation has b^t-n drafted by men serving under a Presidential appointment In executive departments, the copies forwarded to given representatives or senators and Instructions passed along that the administration will take no substitute. It wants the specific measure and In that form. The result of till of this has been that in numerous cases legislation was passed without more than a few members of the house and senate having even read the bills before they were askeil to cast a fuv orable vote on their passage. Now, representatives and senators are seeking to dodge the responsibility for their acts. This was stiuwu definitely In the celerity with which congress nc-ted on the Presldentla request for repeal of the three crop-control acts named heretofore 1 know personally of a considerable number of representatives und sen ators who were delighted ut thp up portunlty to vote repeal of t laws. They never did like them -» after they found out wtiut they litu nassed. President Roosevelt likely will re- celvp some credit for Reeking repeal , Of the discredited Admits inws. He <mld If His Mistake °e mn«lp a nils- takci he would be the first to admit It. So, now he hai In a way admitted that he made a mistake In approving those laws although his -statement concerning the repeal request was that these were useless without AAA. It Is to be noted, however, that ong before the Supreme court out- awed AAA there was a growing volume of discontent with the principles thnt law sought to apply. It cannot be that Mr. Roosevelt was not aware of this growing dissatisfaction and that his political nd- Isers smelled a rat because a pood many plans for modification had been under discussion privately among AAA advisers long before a upreme court decision was In pros- >ect. Practical men working with Secretary Wallace and Admlnlstra- or Davis were steadily trying to iccompltsh changes In ndminlstrn- Ion of the AAA law. and the three others as well, to make It workable, were confronted, however, with a superabundance of brnln trusters who could make a beautiful case In print for their views and during hnt time the brain trusters had the (ar of the President while the prac- loal administrators were left out n the cold. It Is thus that we see a development under the New Deal whereby most of the responsible people ore attempting to dodge the responsl- illity thnt belongs to th(>m. Some if them are inttemptlng to clean ilielr own skirts, or make their skirts appear clean, by dnmnlnjrthe Supreme court; others are, blaming our "system" for failure of thp theories to work In practical nppllea- Ion and still other groups point the inger of scorn nt those charged with administration of the agricultural )olley. blnming them for the failure. Things like this hnve developed before in Washington and have die'J down In due time but I believe that seldom. If ever, has occurred n situation In which the responsibility wns so general .and the blnme so generally denied by those responsible. • • * Washington observers are watch- Ing the President's latest maneuvers on govprnment Must Cut finance with con- Borrowing slderahle Interest. The President, vou know, alrpndy has told agencies of the government that are equipped with borrowing power thnt they must reduce this borrowing. Re has. In effect, withdrawn from thpm authorization that would have permitted the borrowing of about $1.<H>0.000.(>00 during the next year. During the last fpw weeks, the Chief Executive has hppn concerned nlso with reduction In governmental spending nnd at the same time with plans to rnlsp additional money He lias presented n tax bill to congress, an obstinate congress. Representatives and senators do not likp to campaign after passing a new tax hill, so they frankly do not like the idea of new tnxps' at this time. It Is too early to forecast the full Importance of the President's latest moves. There are those who Insist thnt Mr. Roosevelt Is making a sincere effort to cut down government spenrJii.g and to convince the nation thnt he Is seeking to reduce the waste thnt Is naturally attendant upon snch a volume of disbiirsenvents of money as has taken place In the last three years. There ore others who take the position that the President Is simply building up a picture which can be shown to the voters when election time comes. An unbiased conclusion Is that u little of each claim Is true. If expenditures actually are reduced, obviously the action will he welcomed by flip taxpayers. On the other hand, the ballyhoo that went out from the White House and executive departments concerning the withdrawal of borrowing power was rather unjustified. It was unjustified for the reason that the move was simply a bookkeeping proposition and, further, there was even a hint that such agencies as the Reconstruction Finance corporation and Home Owners' Loan corporation hud no plans for borrowing extensively during the forthcoming summer and full. If one looks Into the future In connection with the Presidential program of curtailing borrowing and cuttlngexpendltures.lt Is rather ditlicult to escape the thought that a continuation uf policies such at have been sponsored by the New Deal In the last three years will force a renewal of these expend! tures In due course. In other words the administration course respect ing these expenditures Is going ti depend upon the results of the November election: If Mr. Kooseveli is returned to the White House and he continues with a substantial Democratic majority In congress there Is no reason to lielleve tluii present spending policies will bt entirely abandoned. Q Western Newspaper Union. BRISBANE THIS WEEK Divide and Rule Big Men, Light Eyes Why Go Naked? Borrowing a Blimp Mr. Green, American Federation of Labor head, warns the miners' union not to split np the fed' erutlon. Mr. Lew- Is, leader of the miners, tells Mr. Green. In substance, "You mind your own business." A labor split seems near. Union labor should consider the fable of the dying peasant CROCHET AS PRETTY AS IT IS PRACTICAL PATTEltN llln Lovely, lacy richness UPS | n th •hole* peacock diet crochet chair •nick set that anyone can mnlte—i,,',.! •.isily and Inexpensively—of iliirnhi The pracork. thnt most BOP'' of nil birds, will ndd n decora" who summoned his sons and Artfcnr Brl.hnne B n o w e d theln how they could break small sticks separately, but could not break them when all were tied together. Louis XI's motto, Divide et 1m- pera ("Divide and rule"). In dealing with powerful nobles, Is not unknown to the enemies of union labor, or Goethe's Divide and rule! Powerful word. Unite and lead! Better word. A,lonely English soldier living on an Island in the Indian ocean wrote that he, wanted a wife, saying, "I have hazel eyes," nothing else about himself. Already 250 English girls have offered to marry him. The 249 disappointed may find comfort In a better marriage, picking out somebody with blue eyes. It annoys many, but it must be said that practically all the great men In history had blue or gray eyes, even men from dark-eyed races, like Napoleon from Corsica. Caesar from Rome. To save answering questions, here is a short list: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Edison, Henry Ford. Look up the others. Near Tampa, Fla., a schooner loaded with men, women, children, on the way to establish a nudist, colony In the Virgin Islands, ran aground. Navigators were unwilling to sign for a nudist enterprise, afraid, perhaps, of catching cold, so the ship ran ashore. Nudism Is a queer atavistic craving: The human race began that way In the Garden of Eden, and each of us starts out as a nudist at birth. The struggle Is to keep clothed thereafter. It Is a strange demoralization that makes some long to run about undressed; the more strange because they look so hideously ugly. Discouraged by incompetence that wrecked two dirigibles,, this country decl.led that lighter than air machines are not necessary. It was necessary to borrow a small privately owned blimp to take food to 3,000 Tangier Islanders, cut off from relief by Ice. No heavier than air plane could land there before the blimp, which landed easily. tlve note to your home us well gg protect your furniture. You'll flnj the large filet mesh goes very quick, ly. And you can also use the design for scarf ends. Pattern 1119 conies to you with detailed directions and charts f or making the set shown; an illustra- tlon of U and of the stitches needed- material requirements. •' Send 15 cents In stamps or coins (coins preferred) to The Sewing Circle, Needlecraft Dept., 812 Eightb Ave.. New York. N. Y, Cypress Tree in Mexico Held Oldest Living Thing Dr. Hermann von Schrenpfc of St. :,ouls, a consulting timber enslncer^ >elleves that the famous cypress tree near Oaxaco City, Mexico, Is the oldest living thing in the world. The doctor, who has made two visits here to study the tree, said he thinks it IB at least four thousand years old. The tree is 140 feet high and Its circumference 40 Inches from the ground Is 117 feet.—Washington Post. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD HAS FHJUU HER BABE CUPBOARD WITH ONIONS AND STEAKS AND CHEESES; HER STOMACH FEELS GRAKD SINCE SHE KEEPS TUMS ON HAND... SHE EATS WHAT SHE DARN WEIL HEASES1 Mussolini threatens to leave the league If it includes a ban on oil in its sanctions. In modern war, no oil, no war. Mussolini may buy old American ships to use as float- Ing gasoline storage tanks. Had he come a little sooner he could have had plenty of them at a bargain, about one thousand million dollars' worth of expensive steel floating "Junk" built when this country's foolish entrance Into the World war found It unprepared. NO ALKALIES FOR ACID INDIGESTION M.......W. i ujroiviaua luivc Ixuu U1U* naDll Ou6Q bnngs further acid indigestion. So much more safe and sensible to simply cany a roll of Turns in your pocket Munch 3 or 4 after meals—or whenever troubled by heartburn, gas, sour stomach. Try them when you feel the effects of last night s party, or when you smoke too much. Turns contain a wonderful antacid which neutralizes acid in the stomach, but never over- alKahzes stomach or blood. As pleasant to eat as candy and only lOc at any drug store. ~ ' FOR THE TUMMY HANDV TO CABKV ClEAXSAPPMEL LEAVES HO RING, NO ODOR. 30c 40t 65c BOTTLES MORE? England and Russia were getting along nicely, and now the Russian envoy, Litvlnoff, attending the Into king's funeral, commits the British unpardonable sin. After talking with the new king, Litvinoff, Instead of expressing admiration for the overwhelming royal Intellect, remarked that the new king, Edward VIII. was "just a mediocre young Englishman" and repeated what the young king ha said to him, something "not done, Mr. Norman Thomas of the So clallst left wing runs for Preslden sometimes and says the "New Deal" is leading to Fascism, a die tator. In Italy Socialism, and doctrine even more radical, led to the rls of Mussolini, aided by castor oil anc other methods. If our dictatorshlr cornea, some radicals will look bac sadly to the good old days when » ou could speak your mind without ing shot or put to work. One man's frostbite man's good news. Xew growers say the extreine'col? |ng the ground two feet Z!' destroy orchard pests, Including SyP s y "d coddling moths " * which 1ms not Injured tree, i. pected to discourage |.,l, f 6X ' Japanese beetle. " e of tne T U ^THEIOcSIZE CONTAINS 3i TIMES AS MUCH AS THE 5c SIZE/ 'Mien UStlAJ V.. •'' ••^•••••^••^•U^MWWHHMM NOW WHITE PETRQ1.EUM .JELLY No Need to Suffer must have felt n,, , 100 " ' ", had " Uve In the ' f 'e limelight" Conte "t tc SCrVlee ' »Pa« Morning 8I cknegs" — is caused by an and conthtion. To avoid it, acid must be onset by alkalis — such as magnesia. Why Physicians Recommend Milnesia Wafers fhese mint-flavored, candy-like wafers ar« pure milk of magnesia in a,olid form- Uiei most pleasant way to take it. Each wafer 13 approximately equal to a full adult dose of liquid milk of magnesia. Chewed thoroughly, then swallowed, they correct acidity in the mouth and throughout the digestive system and insure quick, complete elimination of the waste matters that cause gas, headaches, bloated feelings and a dozen other discomfort*. Milnesm Wafers come in bottles of 20 and '| •w, at asc and 60c respectively, and in convenient tins for your handbag contain- 1 B ,,"} 2 5 C ' Each wafer is approximately one adult dose of milk of magnesia. AD good drug stores sell andrecommend them, Start using these delicious, effectiv* anU-acld,gently laxative wafers today Professional samples sent free to registered physicians or dentists if request is made ? P i°/«l SIOnal letter nead. Sel.ct Produ.li, Inc., 4402^3rd S»., long-Mood City, N. Y 3Sc & 60c bottias

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